Surprising Facts About The Biggest Songs Of This Year

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1. Beyoncé considered recording Meghan Trainor’s summer hit “All About That Bass.”

2. The choir in the background of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” is really just his voice layered 20 times.

3. Charli XCX wrote “Boom Clap” for Hilary Duff but was told it wasn’t “cool enough” for the former teen queen.

4. Before MKTO’s Malcolm Kelley topped the charts with “Classic,” he played Walton ABC’s Lost.

5. The Ying Yang Twins recorded a verse for Ariana Grande’s song “Problem” before she insisted producers reach out to Iggy Azalea.

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6. Ed Sheeran removed the word “fuck” from the studio version of “Don’t” because of a taxi driver who didn’t want to let his daughter listen to music with explicit lyrics.

7. The reference to Michelle Pfeiffer in “Riptide” was inspired by Vance Joy’s childhood crush on Catwoman.

8. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora’s collaboration “Black Widow” was written by Katy Perry.

9. Kendrick Lamar wrote his joyful, self-esteem anthem “i” during a period of depression and insecurity.

10. Nicki Minaj broke the record for most Vevo views in a single day with the video for “Anaconda.” In just the 24 hours after its release, the clip was watched 19.6 million times.

45 Surprising Facts About The Biggest Songs Of 2014

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11. Tinashe coined the phrase “2 On” to replace “turn up.”

12. The female voice on The Chainsmokers’ “#Selfie” belongs to New York finance student Alexis Campisi.

13. Lorde cold-called Kanye West to ask him to remix “Yellow Flicker Beat” forThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack.

14. Eve and Gwen Stefani’s 2001 collaboration “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” inspired Charli XCX to collaborate with Iggy Azalea on “Fancy.”

15. EDM powerhouse Avicii didn’t just produce Coldplay’s “A Sky Full Of Stars,” he’s also the pianist on the song.

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Source : buzzfeed.com

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